Limited Edition Stella McCartney x Breast Cancer Awareness

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As you know, the month of October is all about Breast Cancer Awareness and their signature pink products. Basically, this means that whilst world-famous landmarks are turning pink in honour of the charity, many brands are creating their own pink products, with a percentage of the price being donated to the cause, in some cases even 100%!

Whilst ideally, I feel donations should really be more about the cause itself rather than a shopping excuse, pink products have helped to raise a great deal for the foundation and who’s to say donating can’t be a little bit of fun too? Just be sure to check that your item is a legitimate pink ribbon product and not just a mere marketing ploy!

From special edition Clinique Great Cause Moisturizers and pink shades of Bobbi Brown lipgloss to One Hope Chardonnay, there are plenty of options available but my absolute favourite is this Stella McCartney exclusive neon pink bra as modelled by Kate Moss… the design even incorporate the little pink ribbon details on the straps!

Limited Edition Gemma Relaxing Balconnet Bra, £50 (‘Designed to raise awareness and increase support, with a percentage of the profits aiding the Linda McCartney Centre‘.)

Ciate Haute House Nail Polish

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This week I was lucky enough to receive the beautiful Ciate Haute House collection of mini nail polishes which includes 5 shades in Fashion Week metallics! With deep autumnal tones of aubergine, plum and petrol, each colour has been created using the brand’s new rich ink formula which translates to smoother application and a perfect shine which looks glossy and luxurious before you even apply a top coat. In fact I actually wore mine here without a top coat at all and you can already see the shine.

Being darker shades, the collection has only just launched to correspond with autumn/winter and whilst the full set would normally cost around £22, I’ve actually found a little private sale on at the moment with European flash sales giant, vente-privee! From today, you can shop a selection of Ciate‘s best-loved polishes as well as some adorable gift sets and collections including Haute House, Beach House (a summer equivalent) and the brand’s incredible Nail Lab which is, as the name rather suggest, a complete kit of nail art creativity for customising your own polishes.

Find out all about the sale which will only last a few days on the vente-privee website, it’s free to register and you’ll instantly have access to a whole universe of discount shopping… it’s very addictive though so you have been warned!

Ciate Flash Sale on vente-privee from the 1st of October to the 6th of October.

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Stella McCartney x CANON Limited Edition Collaboration

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Yet again, London Fashion Week has been one full of stunning designs, outrageous outfits and exciting announcements and not least is this very unique and unexpected collaboration between one of my hero designers, Stella McCartney, and Canon UK.

The limited edition camera bag has been named after Stella’s mother, Linda, and there will only be 1000 bags available exclusively to London’s Selfridges and Harrods.  Unfortunately, for those hoping to snag just the super cute bowling-style bag, it does come as part of a set including the white Canon EOS 100D for a not-too-unreasonable cost of £1,200. Well hey, unique style comes at a price… and it does double up as a designer handbag!

The collaboration was revealed on Sunday night at the 2014 London Stella McCartney Green Carpet Collection, a certified sustainable event co-hosted by the crème de la crème in fashion, Livia Firth, Natalie Massenet, Stella McCartney and Anna Wintour.

The Stella McCartney x Canon UK bag will be available from November 2014.

[Featured Post] Cruising to the Fjords of Norway in Cotton Traders

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Over the past week my Instagram feed has suddenly switched from snapshots of busy city life between Paris and London to the breathtaking and relaxing landscapes of the spectacular Norwegian fjords. Last year, when my Monsieur came home with an incredible offer of a week’s cruise to the fjords in Norway, we leapt at the opportunity without thinking twice. It was only the week before the trip that I suddenly panicked at the thought of spending seven days at sea but, with the exception of one stormy night onboard, it was an amazing experience and without a doubt, one of the most beautiful places I have visited. The full post about the trip will be up very soon but first I have some exciting news to share!

Everyone remembers the classic Cotton Traders polos and fleece tops from childhood days but since then I’d pretty much totally forgotten about the British label. It was only when the brand contacted me recently informing me of the new shipping service abroad (they now ship to France too!) that I started browsing through the website and actually found myself wondering why I didn’t check it out more often. Once on the website, you’ll find that some of the collections are really cute and I definitely recommend you head to the super girly summer dresses and light evening jackets!

For me, it had to be this very comfortable pale blue Chambray Parka in Soft Blue (complete with hood which was perfect for the unpredictable weather in Norway!) and a smart navy print front top which works perfectly dressed up for the evening or worn casually with skinny jeans and  sandals. Both these pieces were ideal additions to my holiday outfits and I’m very excited to be reunited with Cotton Traders after all this time… I’m sure I’ll be checking out the site more often now for my wardrobe essentials!

So to share some even more thrilling news with you, I have just teamed up with the brand, offering one of you lucky readers the opportunity to add a little Cotton Traders to your own wardrobe with a £50 gift voucher to spend on the website. You’ll have the chance to pick whatever takes your fancy on the company website to the value of £50 – and with summer holidays just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to treat yourself to a flirty new dress or stylish swimwear… Enter via the Rafflecopter widget below for your chance to win.

Good luck everyone!

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La semaine dernière sur mon flux Instagram, j’ai changé des clichés de la vie urbaine entre Paris et Londres pour des paysages à couper le souffle dans les fjords spectaculaires de la Norvège.  L’an dernier, quand mon monsieur a reçu une offre incroyable pour passer une semaine en croisière, on a tous les deux sauté sur l’occasion sans même y réfléchir. Ce n’est que la semaine avant le voyage que j’ai eu un vrai moment de panique à l’idée de passé sept jours en mer ! En fin de compte (à l’exception d’une nuit d’orage à bord !) c’était tout simplement une expérience incroyable et sans aucun doute, l’un des plus beaux endroits que j’ai visité. Le poste complet sur ces vacances sera en ligne très bientôt, mais je dois d’abord partager quelques nouvelles très intéressantes !

Tout le monde se souvient des polos classiques de Cotton Traders, on les a tous porté pendant notre enfance, mais depuis, il faut dire que j’avais totalement oublié cette marque so British. Ce n’est que lorsque la marque m’a contacté récemment pour m’informer du nouveau service d’expédition à l’étranger (ils livrent maintenant en France aussi!) que je suis retourner sur le site et, effectivement, je me suis demandée pourquoi je n’y aller pas plus souvent. Une fois sur le site, vous verrez que certaines collections sont vraiment très mignonnes … je vous suggère d’aller directement vers les robes d’été ultra girly et les petites vestes très chic !

Pour moi, j’ai choisi le Chambray Parka en bleu pale (avec capuche donc parfait pour le temps imprévisible en Norvège) et un petit top bleu marine qui s’habille parfaitement pour une soirée ou en tenue décontractée avec un jean skinny et des sandales. Ces deux pièces étaient idéales pour mes vacances et je suis très heureuse d’avoir retrouvé  Cotton Traders après tout ce temps … Je vais surement checker le site plus souvent maintenant pour les nouveautés !

Et le petit bonus? En collaboration avec Cotton Traders, j’ai le plaisir de vous offrir la possibilité de gagner votre propre nouveauté de la marque avec un chèque cadeau de £50 à dépenser sur le site. Vous aurez la chance de choisir toutes vos envies à la valeur de £50 – et avec les vacances d’été qui arrivent à grand pas, c’est le moment idéal de vous offrir une nouvelle petit robe élégante ou un super bikini… Participer des maintenant via le widget Rafflecopter ci-dessous pour tenter de gagner.

Bonne chance à tous!

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Foldable Ballerines by Cocorose London

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Sachant aujourd’hui que je suis complètement incapable de survivre un événement entier en talons sans vouloir les arracher en plein milieu de la soirée, je trouve ça tellement fou d’imaginer qu’il y’a peu de temps je portais uniquement des chaussures a talons, même pour faire les courses au supermarché ! Et autant que je déteste ce signe évident que je suis en route vers la « fin de la vingtaine », je dois admettre que mes pauvres pieds sont ravis du changement après tant d’années de souffrance.

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